Google Poly Is Shutting Down

VRScout

Google has instructed users to download their personal libraries before June 30, 2021. VR content creators woke up today with a shocking email from Google stating that the company would be shutting down their 3D model sharing platform Google Poly. Google Poly is shutting down!!

Google 364

Google Adds 50 New AR Animals To Google App & Chrome

VRScout

Google has expanded its lineup of 3D animals available via Google Search with 50 new creatures. In a video released on Twitter, the company showcases just a handful of the augmented reality animals now accessible via the Google app and compatible Chrome browsers.

Google 315
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Google’s Project Starline is a Light-field Display System for Immersive Video Calls

Road to VR

This week Google revealed Project Starline, a booth-sized experimental system for immersive video chatting, purportedly using a bevy of sensors, a light-field display, spatial audio, and novel compression to make the whole experience possible over the web. Image courtesy Google.

Google 237

Google Ends Support Of ‘Tilt Brush,’ Software Now Open Source

VRScout

Google this week announced that it will be ending its support for its genre-defining VR painting app, Tilt Brush by Google , marking the end of a historic era for the immersive art & design scene. News GitHub Google Open-Source Tilt Brush Tilt Brush VR Art VR Painting

Google’s The Mandalorian AR Experience Lets You Kick It With Virtual Mando

VRScout

” Earlier today, Google and Lucasfilm launched a brand new AR experience that “puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter following the trail of Mando himself, Din Djarin and the Child.” Image Credit: Google/Lucasfilm.

Google 363

Google I/O 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

VRScout

Fears over a potential outbreak of COVID-19 has forced Google to postpone its annual I/O developer conference, normally held in May at the Shoreline Amphitheater just across the street from Googleplex headquarters in Mountain View, California. We’ll continue to update the Google I/O website.”.

Google 348

Google Extends AR Search Lead Over Apple with Landmark Recognition for Google Lens

Next Reality AR

This week, Apple unveiled its own version of Google Lens in the form of Live Text.

Google 195

Back To The Moon Is The First Google Doodle Available In All Realities

VRScout

Back to the Moon was first released in 2018 as a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Nexus Studios , Google Spotlight Stories , Google Arts & Culture , Cinématèque Française , and Google Doodles. Image Credit: Google.

Google 416

Save Your Google Poly Projects Before They Expire With Poly To Sketchfab Tool

VRScout

In less than four months Google will be permanently shutting down its 3D model sharing platform Google Poly , marking the end of an era for the VR community. According to Sketchfab, the team worked directly with Google to develop a pain-free solution for its users.

Tools 370

RIP: Google Has Abandoned Its Daydream VR Platform

VRScout

RIP Google Daydream (November 2016 – October 2019). Sad news out of New York this morning as Google confirms it has discontinued the production of its Daydream View VR headset and will not be providing VR support for its upcoming Pixel 4, effectively killing the Daydream platform in the process. Image Credit: Google Inc. “We We are no longer certifying new devices,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat. Image Credit: Google Inc.

Google 317

‘Realworld’ Aims to Bring a Multiplayer ‘Google Earth VR’ Alternative to Quest & More

Road to VR

Google Earth VR , which is available today on PC VR, is a breathtaking way to explore our fascinating planet. With Google unfortunately abandoning many of its VR initiatives, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a version of Google Earth VR with multiplayer, let alone Quest support.

Google 285

Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

Road to VR

Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. “Over the last while, it became clear that aligning with Google would significantly advance our shared vision,” North said in a news brief.

Google 285

Google Makes ‘Tilt Brush’ Open Source as Active Development Comes to a Halt

Road to VR

Google announced it has stopped active development on Tilt Brush (2016), the company’s VR paint app. At Google I/O earlier that year, Daydream headsets were nowhere to be seen , revealing the company’s rapidly decreasing enthusiasm for the medium.

Google 236

Apple Delivers Competitor to Google Lens & Google Maps AR Features in iOS 15

Next Reality AR

Mobile augmented reality for iOS via ARKit, but Apple is borrowing a few pages from Google's playbook and bringing AR directly to iOS 15.

Google 195

Google Adds Sports Athletes to AR Search, Includes Virtual Street Signs in Live View AR in Google Maps

Next Reality AR

Since bringing augmented reality features to Search and Maps, Google has made them arguably the most useful augmented reality products in its portfolio. On Tuesday, at Google I/O, Google unveiled some of its new AR capabilities for the pair of mobile apps.

Google 236

Google Nest Mini vs. Google Home Mini

Digital Trends

The Google Nest Mini 2nd gen and Google Home Mini may look alike, but they're two totally different speakers. Smart Home Google Home Google Home device comparison Google Home Mini Home vs. Home Mini

Report: Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to PSVR Soon

Road to VR

Google has taken its sweet time bringing its VR creation app Tilt Brush (2016) to PSVR, although having recently slimmed down the app to fit on the modest mobile chipset of Oculus Quest may have given the company needed incentive to finally launch on PSVR.

Google 283

Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens

VRScout

Google VR becomes Google AR & VR as the company uses its annual I/O event to tease a new wave of augmented technology. Google wasted no time at this years Google I/O Developer Conference , diving head first into some truly jaw dropping projects that are making their way to our devices. So much so that that the company has officially changed its title of Google VR to Google AR & VR. Image Credit: VRScout / Google AR & VR.

Google 254

Google Ends Cardboard VR Sales

Upload VR

Google has removed all listings for Cardboard VR headsets, the last bastion of its early VR efforts, from the Google Store. ” Both Google Cardboard and Daydream View were early efforts from Google to break into the smartphone VR space.

Google Rolls Out New AR Features For Its Lens App

VRScout

While VR technology may have been absent at this year’s I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California, Google did reveal several AR and machine learning-based updates coming soon to Google Lens. For example, by activating Google Lens and aiming the camera at a written foreign language (Lens can detect 100 different dialects), the app will instantly detect the language presented and layer a translation directly on top of the original. Image Credit: Google.

Google 318

Google Maps AR Navigation Rolls Out On iOS & Android Devices

VRScout

Live View, a new navigation feature that adds AR overlays to the Google Maps experience, has officially begun rolling out on iOS and a wider variety of Android devices. Originally announced over a year ago during the 2018 Google I/O conference, Live View launched as a closed beta in February before becoming available on Google Pixel phones at Google I/O 2019 this past May. Image Credit: Google Inc. Image Credit: Google Inc.

Google 240

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Now Available for Direct Developer Purchase

Road to VR

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, the company’s most recent smartglasses (or rather smart glass ), was only available to partner companies when it launched in May 2019. Now Google is allowing its third-party hardware vendors to sell the headset direct to developers.

Google 210

Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs

Digital Trends

Microsoft and Google both offer word processing programs but are quite different. Computing Web comparison Google Google Docs Microsoft Microsoft Word versus WordWhich one is best for you?

NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS

Road to VR

NVIDIA is continuing the rollout of its CloudXR technology on the three leading cloud computing platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. The post NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS appeared first on Road to VR.

In one month, Google Photos will start charging you for uploads

Digital Trends

Google Photos is one of Google's most loved services, but if you've been using it for free so far, that may soon come to an end. Android Mobile News Google google one Google+ Photos

Google 113

Google Reveals Glass Enterprise Edition 2 AR Headset

VRScout

Earlier today, Google announced the latest addition to its Google Glass hardware line-up with Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. To help protect all the delicate technology stuffed into the sleek device, Google teamed up with Smith Optics to create a set of Glass-compatible safety frames capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of working environments such as manufacturing floors and maintenance facilities. Image Credit: Google.

Google 311

Google Brings Web-based AR to Chrome in Latest Beta

Road to VR

Last week Google released a beta of Chrome 81 for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows, which means a stable version is just around the corner. Google first included WebVR, the VR-focused predecessor to the WebXR API, in Chrome 66 back in April 2018. Image courtesy Google.

Google 265

Google Adds Raw Depth API to Improve Spatial Awareness & Depth Data for Android AR Apps

Next Reality AR

For most mainstream users, LiDAR sensors for precision depth sensing remain the exclusive domain of Apple iPhones and iPads, but Google is helping Android device makers close the depth gap on the software side via its ARCore toolkit.

Data 307

Google Teases New AR Features For Its Search & Lens Apps

VRScout

Google focuses on practical AR functionality at its annual developer conference. Google’s annual I/O Developer Conference kicked off earlier this morning at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA with a two-hour keynote highlighting a wide range of updates to their lineup of proprietary mobile software. Google Search AR functionality in action // Image Credit: Google. Automatically calculating tips via Google Lens // Image Credit: Google.

Google 242

Google Meet vs. Zoom

Digital Trends

When it comes to free videoconferencing, Google Meet and Zoom are two of the most popular options. Computing Mobile Web Android Chrome google meet video chat ZoomLearn more about how they differ and which is best for you.

The best Google Chrome extensions

Digital Trends

Here are the best Google Chrome extensions around and how they help out. Buying Guides Computing Web browser add-ons browser extensions Chromebook Google Google ChromeChrome's biggest strength is its customizable nature thanks to thousands of extensions.

Google Nest Audio vs. Nest Mini vs. Google Home Max

Digital Trends

There are a variety of smart speakers and displays on the market these days, and Google has its own line of devices to choose from. Android Home Theater Smart Home Google Assistant Google Home Google Home Mini Tier 4 versus

Google Stadia vs. Shadow

Digital Trends

Google Stadia and Shadow are two very different game-streaming services. Buying Guides Computing Gaming Web cloud gaming google stadia ShadowHere, we've outlined the key differences between the two to help you make a decision.

Google Photos is killing unlimited free photo storage

Digital Trends

Google has announced that you'll have to start paying to use over 15GB of storage in Google Photos, ending its original stance of offering unlimited storage. Android Mobile Google Google Drive google one Google+ Photos

Google 107

The 5 best new features just announced for Google Docs

Digital Trends

At Google I/O 2021, a slew of new features were announced for Google Docs, all of which make it a more collaborative application. Computing Google Docs Google I/O 2021 Google Sheets

Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Program

VRScout

Sorry Google Jump users, but Google has made the decision to shut down their cloud-based video stitching service on June 28 th citing a decline in Jump Assembler users. If you happen to be a current Jump user, you have until June 26 th to upload your footage and squeeze out every last drop of Google’s stitching services before they suspend services at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Image Credit: Google AR & VR. Google thinks so too.

Google 265

The best Google Home games

Digital Trends

There are a ton of games to play on Google Nest speakers, and we've tested them all. Gaming Smart Home Best games Best of Google Home Google Home Games Tier 4We list our favorites.